They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice, but I’m no meteorologist, and this theme just has too many great albums to choose from, so here we are again.
Just like the first Great Debuts theme a few months ago, this week is going to be dedicated to the first album released by an artist or group in which they were able to earn their stripes and prove themselves to the music world on the very first shot. It’s the musical equivalent of winning a race your first time racing that event, a rookie or freshman lighting it up in their first game on a basketball team, or making a pie that’s actually edible on your first attempt: they’re all more common than you’d expect, but I’ll be damned if they aren’t impressive nonetheless. Many artists take a while to find their unique style, sound and identity, and while that’s all fine and good there is just something special about the acts who know who they are and are comfortable with themselves from the jump. Obviously we will explore a variety of genres and styles ranging across a number of decades because it wouldn’t really be a Musical Training Plan if we didn’t. Other than that, I haven’t got much to say, I think this one kind of speaks for itself.
Here’s to a week of great debuts, and I will see you back tomorrow for the first album!